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Posted on Comparison of noise levels of table saws?

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#1 posted 05-10-2013 01:38 PM

Blade noise is the big factor as Mr. Ron said. There is a big differnce in a full kerf blade and a thin kerf blade too. When I changed from a thin kerf Woodorker II to a WW II full kerf blade, it scared me when I turned it on for the first time. It “sang” a lot louder than the thin kerf. Cabinet saws, by virtue of their construction are quieter than all others, stationary or hand held. Thats why a whole s*tload of framing carpenters are hard of hearing. The standard circular saw and the worm drive saws are ear killers and most framers do not use hearing protection. I suggest that you use hearing protection no matter what kind of saw you are using. I have a lot of high frequency hearing loss and ear ringing due to power tools and rock n’ roll amps blaring behind me. The amps were 35 years ago, but the power tools are from the last 35 years. It took a long time to learn the hard lesson. My Griz TS is very quiet, especially without the blade :-)

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